1. Bill Graham Introduction (0:37) 2. Cold Rain And Snow (3:08) 3. Hi Heeled Sneakers (4:43) 4. Pain In My Heart (4:02) 5. Beat It On Down The Line (2:59) 6. Cream Puff War (7:40) 7. The Same Thing (11:23) 8. He Was A Friend Of Mine (4:36) 9. Dancin In The Street (7:37) 10. Smokestack Lightning (8:42) 11. King Bee (5:30) 12. In The Midnight Hour (18.20)
November 20, 2012 Subject:
46 yrs. ago
Forty-six years ago tonight...whew! long time gone. i was only 8 yrs. old this night, these old hippies would have scared the hell out of me then, but now i can imagine them as fresh faced boys up on stage. a lot of undiscovered country for me here in this excellent recording, great sound, lots of Pig and its just a treat to be able to hear some old familiar tunes before they blossomed into more familiar friends. ya have to give it five stars just for being able to look into this portal of time.
November 19, 2012 Subject:
Everyone check their coupon, the lucky number tonight is 10...er...pardon me 11 !
Mr. Bill Summers on drums heh heh ! Love the 'Pain In My Heart' and "We'd like to do a song 'Moon River' " into a fierce Creem Puff War !! This is a real treat, with lots of Pig. Friend of Mine always makes me think of my brother, who turned me onto the Dead.
June 3, 2010 Subject:
What about Keith?
gruUbic wrote (in the most streamed copy):
Gonna be one heck of a show at St Peter's gate when we all get up (or down??) there -- PEACE"
Normally, I wouldn't mention those others in the same breath as Garcia and Pigpen, but since you did, what about Keith? (Those other two never played on the same stage with Pigpen)
November 2, 2009 Subject:
Note to self:
don't pass up chance to turn little Kai onto this 'midnite hour' .... Pig is using his voice like a guitar ... lots of 'wheeeewwwwws' and lots of 'hey hey's ...... lots of 'owwwww's .....
I love this stuff...
don't forget to teach him these guitar licks...Jerry is up front and crisp ...
[ kai is my 5 yr old grandson ...
Pig is a preacher at heart ... no doubt ...
May 26, 2008 Subject:
Fabulous, high-energy show
One of the best of year. Tight playing and vocals, (with some strong Pigpen songs), and lots of up-tempo renditions. One of the best
Beat It On Down the Line's of any year, with Pigpen's keyboard driving a frenetic pace. Great Jerry jams on Creampuff War and Dancing in the Streets (a long jam with the end cut off, alas), Same Thing, and Smokestack. The Same Thing starts slow and speeds up to a quick-paced Jerry/Pigpen guitar/keyboard jam.
Smokestack Lighting is down and dirty blues, smoky and moody, harp and guitar -- the first time Dead played it, according Deadbase -- which slips into a slower King Bee, which has the feel of Hendrix' Voodoo Child. Man, oh, man. Back up tempo with Midnight Hour (18-minute rap), faster than later renditions.
April 2, 2008 Subject:
The GD featuring "the Charles Atlas of the psychedelic set"
Slight background hiss, and the occasional snap crackle or pop, but otherwise clear SBD. No radio interruptions but warning: the otherwise excellent version of Dancin' here gets cut off about 8 minutes in to Jerry's first solo. Listenable if you can tolerate some defects.
The more a fan of Pigpen you are the more you'll like this recording, because he's lively and animated, leading the band on 5 of the 12 songs. Jerry and Pig team up for an amazing Smokestack, and it sounds more like Howling Wolf's original version. There is a musical transition to King Bee, with the psychedelic playing style of Jerry, on the Guild Starfire, twanging and ringing out loud and clear.